The Washington Post reports:
The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to decide whether to give a thumbs-up to Pete Buttigieg’s nomination as President Biden’s secretary of transportation.
Buttigieg sat for a friendly 2 1/2 hour hearing before the committee last week, delivering a wide-ranging performance that impressed Republicans and Democrats alike.
Buttigieg, 39, stands to become the youngest person to lead the department and would be the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet seat by the Senate. Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.), the committee’s top Republican, said last week he was “quite certain” Buttigieg would be confirmed.
UPDATE: And it’s done.
Thank you to the members of the @SenateCommerce Committee for their vote of confidence in me today. I look forward to working with @SenatorWicker, @SenatorCantwell, and the rest of the committee as we get to work on infrastructure and building our economy back better.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 27, 2021
* U.S. SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE ADVANCES NOMINATION OF BUTTIGIEG TO BE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ON 21-3 VOTE — STATEMENT@Reuters
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) January 27, 2021
Next stop: Senate floor
— Tanya Snyder (@TSnyderDC) January 27, 2021